Burkina Faso travel advice

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Burkina Faso travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Burkina Faso with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Burkina Faso - quick facts
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) Mossi, French
Currency West African CFA Franc
Electricity C + E plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

Why visit Burkina Faso?

Considering a holiday to the Burkina Faso? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
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Burkina Faso travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Burkina Faso from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Burkina Faso.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Burkina Faso travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Burkina Faso with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Burkina Faso, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Burkina Faso covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Burkina Faso with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Burkina Faso FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Burkina Faso including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Burkina Faso due to Covid-19?

Burkina Faso is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Burkina Faso?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Burkina Faso. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Burkina Faso and the UK?

The time difference between Burkina Faso and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Burkina Faso?

The main languages spoken in Burkina Faso are Mossi and French.

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What is the currency in Burkina Faso?

The currency in Burkina Faso is the West African CFA Franc (XOF).

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Which plugs are used in Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Burkina Faso?

They drive on the right side of the road in Burkina Faso.

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Do you need a visa for Burkina Faso?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Burkina Faso.

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